Exhibits

We have built over 100 different science museum exhibits, mostly for the Cambridge Science Centre. These have included electrical generators, ball runs, stick insect cages, logic blocks and dissected household items.

We think that 95% of the time a small exhibit can teach and fascinate your visitors just as much as a large exhibit. Plus they have the advantage of being much cheaper, and you can get 2-3 times as many in the same space, allowing your visitors to explore more science, and making it more likely they will find something that inspires them.

If you put a current through a wire near a magnet, it jumps sideways. The basis for all electromagnets, and therefore motors, solenoids etc.
Can you build a bridge over a river using blocks which is longer than the block itself? A simple exhibit that involves some serious thinking.
A very simple exhibit, though even now it is surprising how heavy a piece of tungsten is.
A very simple exhibit using heat sensitive plastic to let you see the heat from your hands or other parts of your body.
Visualise the sound wave you are creating as you talk or sink. Do different sounds produce different waves?
As a magnet moves near a coil of wire it generates a voltage, if it is moving fast enough it can produce some light.
This is a very bizarre tactile illusion. Put you hands either side of a series of wires, and pull them across, your other hand will suddenly feel smoother than velvet.
Why do TVs have red, green and blue dots, find out with this classic exhibit.
Almost all of our electricity is generated using coils and magnets. Have a go yourself with this classic exhibit.
If you mix paints or pigments the colours mix very differently to when you are mixing light.

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